With each passing week, signs of pre-COVID pandemic normalcy’s return fill the air. Just across the river in Indiana, the mask mandate has been lifted. Baseball and softball fields around the county are filled with Meade County youth once again, after a year of absence. Even county fairs are announcing their return.
Last week, the Hardin County Fair announced their 2021 return and an expanded schedule of events as well. Marty Fulkerson, a member of the Hardin County Fair Board, told the News Enterprise in an interview that not only would events like the truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, wrestling and monster trucks be back on the slate for the July 5-10 fair, but new events such as multiple concerts would be added this year. They will also have rides again. Fulkerson said the midway company has a plan in place for COVID safety.
Meade County’s announcement is getting close, according to fair board chairman David Pace. Pace says they are working and moving forward at this point with hopes of a normal fair. In the coming weeks, we will set down with Pace for a more in depth look at what this years fair will look like as the Meade County Fair Board finalizes their plans to bring back the annual award winning fair which traditionally takes place the last full week in July.